Digital Arts Teacher

THE POSITION

This is a part-time contract position in PAAM’s Art Reach program that helps students identify interests in digital media to support the realization of individual and team projects. Recent projects have included side-scrolling platform games, digital animation, and projects that require coding and graphic design.

The weekly afternoon program, now entering its 10th year, will run from October-May; game sessions run two afternoons per week with program breaks that mirror the school year. (Sessions are currently offered Wednesday and Saturday afternoons). The successful teacher will be: committed to and enthusiastic about working with this age group; able to address individual needs and encourage both solo problem-solving and peer learning; and maintain a supportive and fun creative learning environment. The teacher will also be responsible for evaluation of his/her sessions, including weekly journals and bi-annual assessments of students. Classes are small, between 7-12 students.

REQUIREMENTS

BA, BFA or related degree, along with a passion for digital games and experience with popular games such as Hearthstone, Minecraft, and Pokémon GO; and working knowledge of/or willingness to learn the Adobe Creative Suite. Experience working with teens in project-based, creative learning environments preferred, but will consider exceptional candidates with non-traditional learning backgrounds.

HOW TO APPLY

Email Lynn Stanley at lstanley@paam.org . Include a cover letter and résumé and, if applicable, links to websites/videos of work. No phone calls please.